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Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers Opens More Locations

TMS therapy in Richmond, VATMS NeuroHealth Centers is pleased to announce the opening of Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers, Rockville, MD and Reston, VA as it continues to expand its coverage area for individuals seeking TMS Therapy for the treatment of depression. Since opening its flagship center in McLean, VA in 2011, Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers has administered more than 15,000 treatments to over 500 patients. Bill Leonard, CEO and founder of Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers explains, “Expanding our service reach throughout the DC METRO area only makes treatment even more accessible to those individuals suffering with depression when anti-depressant medication has been unsuccessful.”

Greenbrook TMS Neurohealth Centers is a network of centers offering TMS Therapy in Tysons Corner, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Reston, Virginia as well as in Kensington, Greenbelt and Rockville, Maryland. Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers’, with its team of leading medical experts in the fields of neurology and psychiatry, are deeply committed to providing patients with the latest in medical technology, individualized treatment and compassionate care.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive, FDA-cleared medical treatment for patients suffering with depression without any of the typical side effects experienced with antidepressant medications, such as weight gain, fatigue and sexual problems. This treatment uses highly focused magnetic pulses to gently stimulate areas of the brain known to control mood which have been scientifically identified as under-active in people who suffer with depression. Stimulation of the neurons, cells that transmit and process information, cause the release of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain, thus resulting in a reduction of depressive symptoms. Each treatment is a 30-40 session; typically administered 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks when depression is in its acute phase.

TMS therapy is a proven medical treatment for depression for patients suffering from side effects of antidepressant medications and/or who are treatment resistant. Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, Chief Scientific Advisor with Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers elaborates, “a former patient of ours could not have explained his results from TMS Therapy any better, ‘imagine living your whole life with one hand tied behind your back. After TMS Therapy, I now know what hope truly feels like. TMS gave me my life back’”.

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Message of Hope for Depressed Teens at 2015 Academy Awards

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Graham Moore Publically Shares His Attempted Teen Suicide and Ongoing Struggle with Depression

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Graham Moore

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Graham Moore

He is bold, brazen and courageous!  Screenwritter Graham Moore- age 34, shared his Oscar winning moment with millions of teens around the world as he bravely disclosed his attempted suicide when he was 16 years old.  Moore made abundantly clear that his Hollywood moment in the limelight was not for him alone, but for the numerous teens suffering with depression.

“When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird, and I felt different, and I felt like I did not belong. And now I’m standing here, and so I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. You do. Stay weird. Stay different. And then when it’s your turn, and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”

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New Location! TMS therapy now available in Richmond, VA

We’re growing! TMS NeuroHealth Centers is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Richmond, Virginia. Expanding into our third location enables us to create a more unified service with healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality of care for patients in the Richmond, VA area. Our new location has the pleasure of having Dr. William M. Sauvé as its new Medical Director.

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Does TMS Therapy Require Maintenance?

tms treatment long term benefitsWe’ve come a long way since transcranial magnetic stimulation was first FDA cleared in 2008. Its efficacy and benefits are being proven in research papers from all around the globe; it is also being studied as a possible treatment for all kinds of illnesses from Tinnitus to Epilepsy.

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center concluded that the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation seems to be effective for the long-term treatment of major depression[1]. “The results of the follow-up study further support TMS as a viable treatment option for patients with major depression who have not responded to conventional antidepressant medications” according to Dr. Philip G. Janicak, study principal investigator.

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TMS NeuroHealth Centers Opens a New Location

tms therapy bethesda marylandTMS NeuroHealth Centers opens a second center in Bethesda, Maryland, enabling TMS NeuroHealth to work seamlessly with healthcare providers to provide the highest quality of care for patients in the Washington DC Metro area. “I am excited to be working with TMS NeuroHealth to bring TMS treatments to those suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. I look forward to delivering outstanding patient care through this collaboration,” explains Dr. Michael Knable.


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Fighting Depression with the Right Foods

foods for depressionWe often underestimate the rich amount of vitamins and minerals found in the food we consume. Our ancestors treated all kinds of diseases by including the right ingredients in their diets; anything from stomach problems to cancer. Mankind has now been able to utilize science to create and modify these ingredients and create medicine that can better target a disease and fight it more efficiently.  But as with anything else, medicine is also going back to basics and doctors all over the world are suggesting you add more food-based vitamins and minerals and that these – along with your prescribed medicine – can boost up your defenses.

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Dr. Oz demonstrates TMS Therapy on TV show

The benefits of TMS Therapy were recently discussed on the Dr. Oz show

The Dr. Oz Show is known for covering the latest, most efficient treatments for all kinds of diseases affecting Americans. In a past episode he covered Electroconvulsive Therapy to treat Major Depression and now he has concentrated his efforts into shining more light on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy.

During the show, Psychiatrist Dr. Tarique Perera explained how the TMS machine works, how the magnetic coil is placed on the right side of the brain how the treatment affects the neurons, moves the ions back and forth and changes the blood flow to the brain – it allows more oxygen to come in.

It was interesting to see Dr. Perera stating that TMS Therapy treats the brain much like magnetic waves treat your heart. He explained how TMS Therapy had been cleared by the FDA three years ago and Dr. Oz (and the audience) were shocked that such a breakthrough, life-changing treatment of major depression was still relatively unknown in the country. TMS NeuroHealth Centers are aiming to change that.

Dr. Perera then proceeded to perform a real time treatment on Suzanne, an audience member and one of Dr. Perera’s patients. She had suffered from depression for years and tried numerous medications and other treatments with no success. Her life changed after she tried TMS and she knew TMS was working when her son told her he noticed she had changed, and was a completely different – and happier – person!

You can watch the episodes here: see Part 1 and Part 2 on Dr. Oz’s website.

We would love to hear from you. Have you heard of TMS Therapy before? What do you think of the Dr. Oz video clips?

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